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Elisabeth of France by marasop Elisabeth of France by marasop
Elisabeth of Bourbon of France was the first wife of King Philip IV of Spain. She was the eldest daughter of King Henry IV of France and his second spouse, Marie de' Medici, and as the mother of Marie Therese of Spain, she was the mother in law of Louis XIV.

Her family has posed several times for the famous painter Diego Velazquez, including, his painting "Las Meninas" was a portrait of the spanish princess, Marguerita Theresa, daughter of her husband with his second wife, Mariana of Austria.

This outfit is inspired in one of the several portraits of the queen painted by Velazquez.

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more about her: [link]

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LadyBolena Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Hi!Nice drawing but you made a mistake in your historical explanation about Queen Elisabeth. Well, as you said, she was King Philip IV's first wife but unfortunately died in 1644. Her only surviving childs were Queen Maria Theresa of France (wife of Louis XIV) and prince Baltasar Carlos who died just 3 years after his mother. After Elisabeth's death, King Philip married his niece Mariana of Austria who was Queen of Spain until the king's death and later became regent on behalf of his son, Charles (future Charles II, last Habsburg king). "Las Meninas" was painted in 1656 and the main character in the portrait is princess Margaret of Austria, (born in 1651) daughter of Queen Mariana and King Philip. Furthermore, in the picture if you look at the background, there is a mirror where King Philip is reflected with Queen Mariana as consort.
However, despite his second married and his many lovers it is said that King Philip's great love was his beloved "little french princess". Hope that clarified the mistake ;)
marasop Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
WOW!!! I've been a little off in the last days, so just now I can read your comment... Great explanation!!!
I confess that I know so little about her, but I'm tottaly in love for her clothes!!!
Thanks for all the information about her! XD
Zulma-san Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
This is a neat drawing. I like her collar.
If I may be so bold, Elisabeth of France had her name written with an 's' not a 'z' which is the English way of written this name. ^.^
marasop Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
I have corrected XD

This dress is really outstanding, after I see it, I can't take my eyes of it!
Zulma-san Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
You're welcome. I share your opinion!!
LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty...:D Though, for some reason...I was never fond of those types of the dress though. ;p
marasop Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
I don't like this ruffs eather, I believe this was, perhaps, the ugliest piece of fashion history, but within the historical context, this dress with ruffles this is really amazing. The hairstyle doesn't was pretty eather XP
LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It might well be...but yes, this dress is likely my favorite within the time period. :D
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